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Week of March 15, 2010

In Brief

MHealthy chef demonstrations filling up

Registration now is open for MHealthy GOOD CHOICE’s “Get Real with Cooking: Lower Calorie Meal Makeovers” chef demonstration, scheduled for noon-1 p.m. April 15 at Palmer Commons. The free demonstration is led by MHealthy chefs Kathy Goldberg and Lizzie Burt, who will show attendees how they can make delicious lower calorie meals that are quick and healthy for the entire family. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up at Direct questions to 734-975-3024, or e-mail Registrations also are being taken for a second chef demonstration March 30 at Pierpont Commons.

eResearch ancillary committee announced

The Clinical Research Calendar Review Analysis Office (CRAO), formerly known as the Clinical Research Billing Unit, will be included as an ancillary committee as part of Release 2.3 in eResearch on March 26. PI/study teams will be required to submit to CRAO the research billing calendar prior to receiving IRBMED approval. This new workflow will increase efficiency in the development of a research billing calendar and associated documents. To address questions on this change there will be a series of Q-and-A sessions conducted by Gina Vuocolo-Branch, senior manager, CRAO, and Jan Hewett, director, IRBMED, in April. CRAO also will offer three additional sessions of “The Nuts & Bolts of Building a Research Calendar” in mid-March and will briefly discuss CRAO as an ancillary committee. For more information, go to

ISR receives ARRA award

The Institute for Social Research has received a $14.8 million construction award from the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health. It brings the total of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus awards to ISR to $48.3 million. Pending approval of the Board of Regents, preliminary plans call for an addition of 50,000 square feet to the Thompson Street building of ISR, the world’s largest academic social science research and survey organization. ISR Director James S. Jackson estimates that the project has the potential to create as many as 200 jobs.

SPH magazine honored

The School of Public Health’s Findings magazine has won two Gold Addy Awards from the American Advertising Federation’s Ann Arbor chapter, the first level in a three-tier national competition. The Spring/Summer 2009 food issue was chosen by the judges for the Best of Show award, out of 122 submissions. Both of the 2009 issues of Findings now are automatically entered in the district competition, which is the next level that includes Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. The magazine’s designer Don Hammond says the creative direction of each issue is collaborative, involving Editor Leslie Stainton, SPH Director of Communications Terri Mellow, writers Mary Beth Lewis and Laura Bailey, photographer Peter Smith, and Marilyn Bealafeld and University Lithoprinters.



Carrie Stefanski, right, marketing communications specialist, Information & Technology Services, on roller derby action: “I was able to get up quickly and rush to the front of the pack and knock down the opposing jammer. It was very satisfying.”